SUMP Izmir aims to prepare a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for the metropolitan municipality of Izmir, Turkey. Its aim? To develop a long-term vision with clear targets and objectives for a more sustainable urban mobility!
The purpose of the project is to prepare a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for Izmir (SUMP Izmir) in accordance with the best European practices and standards. SUMP Izmir is intended to define policies and actions to be implemented in the mobility sector, based on an ambitious long-term vision, clear targets and objectives, and efficient packages of measures. These policies and interventions will incentivize sustainable mobility, and increase the use of non-motorized trips, shared mobility and public transport. The proposed measures should facilitate the shift away from car-dependent travel and contribute to the reduction of congestion, decarbonisation, and other negative effects due to excessive use of private vehicles.
The project is divided into four components:
- Analysis and scoping;
- SUMP strategy development;
- Measure planning and SUMP adoption;
- Capacity building, training and visibility.
By the completion of the project, a new transport model will have been established, a common vision, as well as indicators, will have been developed, and a SUMP action plan with a concrete proposal for a pipeline of measures and projects will have been carried out. These results will have been accompanied by continuous capacity-building activities for Izmir’s municipal staff and a comprehensive communication and visibility strategy.